Today is April 1, and the start of the Sock Yarn Addicts Club knitalong, so its time to own up and show my stash. I actually counted it last weekend, and was completely shocked at how much sock yarn I’ve accumulated – so much so that I tortured Abagail with three emails with different counts (apparently it was so much that it shut down my brain). So here is the majority of it:
That’s my cat, Molly, who volunteered to help me display the stash. OK, well, maybe not volunteer – actually she was a bit irritated at having her afternoon nap interrupted while I put yarn around her. I had to be very slow – towards the end she was getting that look on her face, and in fact, took off as soon as I took the picture.
But of course, knowing that I can’t buy sock yarn for the next 3 months resulted in some last minute stash enhancement…and I must say, stash enhancement of the best kind! Lorna’s Laces, Socks that Rock and Mountain Colors Bearfoot….ahhhh…
This is Lorna’s Laces in Black Purl – not a typical colorway I’d buy, but I was drawn to it. Its just beautiful. I googled last night looking at what other people have done with it. Saw a lot of socks with the colors pooling – I don’t like that, so I’m going to have to find a pattern that minimizes that. But isn’t it yummy?
So how much do I have? 47 skeins. Enough for 26 pairs. And most of it for me. Who knew?
I started knitting a pair with yarn from the stash on Thursday; I’m using Cherry Tree Hill Supersock and the pattern is Cable Rib socks from Interweave Spring ’05. I’m not sure I am thrilled with this; the cable isn’t really popping out – the yarn is nice, but it just sort of there, just sort of blah. But I have talked myself into the “well, everyone needs a pair of basic blue socks”, so I’m going to finish. I thought about frogging it, but not sure if there is a pattern out there that would be better for basic blue yarn.
I had to think about what I’m going to do next and I think this is my list:
KnitPicks Fair Isle Socks
Cable and Rib Socks – not sure of yarn yet
Toe-up socks (first time and going to use Wendy’s generic pattern) with Socks that Rock Falcon’s Eye
Another pair of Jaywalkers — not sure of yarn
Pomatomus – not sure of yarn
Fan and Feather – not sure of yarn
I think that will keep me busy for a bit, eh? Especially considering I’m still finishing a sweater, and need to get a shawl done by May….